The result of such an education, Jesuits hope, is graduates who subsequently make "no significant decision without first thinking of how it would impact the least in society."14 Santa Clara hopes that its education will offer to society men and women with the intelligence to make a difference and the hearts to want to do so.
The superior general of the Jesuits, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., profiled the ideal graduate of a Jesuit education:
"...graduates who will be leaders concerned about the society and the world in which they live, desirous of eliminating hunger and conflict in the world, sensitive to the need for more equitable distribution of God's bounty, seeking to end sexual and social discrimination, eager to share their faith and love with others. In short, we want our graduates to be leaders-in-service. "
That has been the goal of Jesuit education since the 16th century. It remains so today.15